Advocacy/Consumer Protection

Advocacy/Consumer Protection

Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV)

Domestic violence intervention program

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us.adv

(201) 336-7575 (24 hour hotline)

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Report self-neglect, exploitation or abuse of and older adults

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/aps

(201) 368-4300 or (800) 624-0275 (After Hours)

Center for Hope and Safety

Assists women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse.

(201) 498-9247 and (201) 944-9600 Hotline

Healing Space

24/7 hotline to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, their families and friends.

(201) 487-2227 24 hour hotline

Ombudsman for Institutional Elderly

Promotes and protects rights and welfare of seniors in facilities

(877) 582-6995

SAAFE (Save Abused and Frail Elderly)

http://www.saafenj.org

(551) 795-0471

SeniorHaven for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Shelter available for individuals over 65 who are victims of abuse

http://jewishhomefamily.org/seniorhaven

(855)455-0555

Housing:

Fair Housing Council

Housing discrimination complaints, Advocacy for fair and affordable housing

http://www.fairhousingnj.org

(201) 489-3552

LGBT

Garden State Equality

NJ Statewide advocacy and education for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

http://www.gardenstateequality.org

(973) 509-5428

SAGE

Services and advocacy for GLBT Elders

http://www.sageusa.org

(212) 741-2247 or (888) 234-sage (hotline)

Mental Health

Bergen County Mental Health Board

Advocacy for all Bergen County residents with mental health illness or family members seeking assistance for their loved ones.

(201) 634-2745

Community Mental Health Law Project

Legal advocacy for the mentally ill

(201) 634-2762

NJ Protection and Advocacy (NJP&A)

Advocacy system for those with disabilities and mental illness

(800) 922-7233

Scams and Unwanted Calls

Consumer Protection

Report scams, complaints against companies and agencies

http://www.bergencountyconsumeraffairs.com

(201) 336-6400

National Do Not Call Registry

Reduce unwanted sales calls, report illegal calls

http://www.donotcall.gov

(888) 382-1222

Disclaimer: This information came from the Bergen County Advocacy pamphlet. Call the above numbers for more information.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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One Response to Advocacy/Consumer Protection

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above numbers for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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